Bolivia: Perspective Shift

Bolivia: Perspective Shift

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May 18, 2015

When people ask me how my trip to Bolivia was, I often say, “It was intensely amazing.” But, how can a sentence really describe the experience in a brief passing while shuffling kids to and from activities or in the grocery store? The truth is that the whole trip was a huge perspective shift for […]

BOLIVIA BOUND!

BOLIVIA BOUND!

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Apr 2, 2015

It’s been quiet around here, but that’s because there’s been a flurry of activity. From a little family vacation to working as hard as I could to keep up with client work, and now to prepare for Bolivia! I would not be able to go on this adventure – to do good while learning and […]

Bolivia Update: Almost There

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Feb 5, 2015

I can’t believe it’s almost time to purchase airplane tickets for this trip! The fundraising urgency has slowed down as we entered 2015, and I’m happy to report that I was able put all of my profits from 2014 into this trip, adding another $465. After trimming any excess spending (goodbye, Hulu subscription), I was […]

Bolivia Update: moving forward!

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Nov 13, 2014

Slowly but surely, I’m inching forward toward the goal of attending Workshops with a Purpose in Bolivia come April 2015. When I first applied, I thought I was jumping in at the last minute to join an immersion workshop to learn non-profit photography. As chance would have it, the workshop was postponed. This has given […]

Ready For The Journey

Ready For The Journey

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Sep 11, 2014

I like to think of life like a surfing metaphor – there are always waves, some are stronger than others, and some will even carry you along when you didn’t want it to but sometimes you can pick which one to ride. The ride can end in a crash or leave you exhilarated and ready […]

Looking Back To Move Forward

Looking Back To Move Forward

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Aug 14, 2014

Almost 16 years ago to this day, I accompanied my Grandma to Bolivia as she was taking a sort of reunion trip. Her family had lived there during her teen years as missionaries. I don’t remember what church they were serving under, but do remember that her time there left a lasting impression. She had […]

Dreaming big, and asking for help

Dreaming big, and asking for help

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Aug 7, 2014

When I was 20, my entrepreneurial Uncle Ron took me, and my cousin (his son) to a big business conference in Portland, Oregon. We heard from many leaders and successful business people about what it takes to succeed. The only part that really sticks out in my mind was a spot that Goldie Hawn filled. […]

Plans tonight? Come say hello at my art show!

Plans tonight? Come say hello at my art show!

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Jul 10, 2014

Come out during the West Seattle Art Walk and say hello in person from 6-9pm. The Treehouse lounge is located in Mind Unwind Gallery. The Robotany series will grace the walls of the Treehouse through July. Hope to see you there!

Learning More Than Just Lighting

Learning More Than Just Lighting

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May 22, 2014

It’s funny how inspiration strikes in the most unlikely places. When I walked into the Creative Live course, The Lighting Challenge: Natural vs. Studio, I expected to learn how to use Studio lighting in a way that wasn’t harsh or difficult. The reason I have stayed away from studio lighting all this time is that […]

You’re Invited: West Seattle Spring Art Walk

You’re Invited: West Seattle Spring Art Walk

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Mar 24, 2014

You’re Invited: West Seattle Art Walk Spring Show @ Remax Junction, April 10th, 6-9pm. Come check out some of my floral favorites and springtime art photography with some wine and appetizers. A ceramic artist will have her wares on display as well, and a sculpture artist who uses recycled parts will show off two of […]